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supervisor wá indecency and incorrect right action, in my mind, hei$@ñ abused the power f his office and should bd2r chard under those terms with official misconduct of the supposition of future behavior, whichkg] supervisors e questioned, unless you can prove he's auzç5rp& abuser, it should have no standing for yourr37s consideration. exonerate the sheriff by the strength of your collective defensess(2 of your office. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you very much. next speakermeuxr pleaset$>xs. there is a microphone to your closer to you.
>> myy!y name is diana hamilto. i live and i've voted -- i lived for ross mirkarimi. mirkarimi was?,, i was guilty of that too. he's just a regular joe, who happened to be very ambitious. he done very good work in my community. and i appreciate it. now, listen to what his wife said in the social media. and it's clear that she want her husband and her child intact. that's why i'm asking you to reinstate mirkarimi for sheriff. i voted for him. reinstate sheriff ross mirkarimi please. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker.
>> good afternoon. good evening. my name is marva brooks. i live in district 5. and i'm here to support ross and his wife. let me tell you all something. in district 5, when he first got &?ñpdo you hear me? a mess. young people doing whatever they want to do. everything thatd.fn happened th, he was the first person on scene. he was there. how many people you know, how many supervisors do you go around and talk to these young people in neighborhood. to 'em. you don't know if they got a gu.
he has never showed any fear. if anybody fell,6# shot, whatev, he was there in his pajamas and you could see it, middle of the night. something. he could tell those people, young men, old men, and any othuñsnk that's in that departm, in the sheriff's unit in jail, relate to them, he could say what he'snq02 done. david, mark, ross,s#z5 paul, iw all -- i worked with all of them. i workedl
everybody wants that think he did. he diducwksñ do this. i call him the gentle giant of my office. there. all of them were. all i'm asking youj2w7i is to consider, to understand -- >> president chiu: thank you thank you very much:?o0';. thank you very much. next speaker. sf gov, i think we have something on the projector.
ma'am, are you looking to use the laptop? >> yes. >> president chiu: okay. why don't we see if one of our clerks can assist you for a moment and why don't we proceed to another speaker so that we have a moment to figure out how to help you figure out how to use the laptop. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is george -- woyames. i am 68 years old, and i'm a retired medical social worker in county of san francisco and a licensed social worker in the state of california. between 1992 and 2003, i work for its jail medical service department of public health at 850 brian at san francisco general. i had compassionate release for dying inmates. all other sheriff michael hennessy. i'm respectfully asking you to
reinstate ross mirkarimi as san francisco sheriff, to continue 32 years of rehabilitative programs initiated by sheriff hennessy, focusing on --mvfl redemption through education, mental treatment, diminution resid keeping the department of public health as the sole provider of medical service to9táñ the incarcerated. rather than contracting them out to -- with knownt9"$ records of prisoners death and abuse, these services are('azñ now at risk of being totallyn dimúkf totally . he reassured voters3$h/ that prisoner redemption shall remain the priority in city jails. >> president chiu: thank you.
neglect must deal with their personal tragedies while at the same time facing the crime and violence of the unsafe neighborhoods that surround them every day. >> president chiu: thank you very much. thank you very muchaúnm. >> good afternoon, supervisors. stop the corporate rape of our public library, don't money to what is this really about. the theme that we've heard over do we live under a series of laws that applysrqy÷ equally. i hope you're asking yourself while official misconduct
charges were pending, but after commission president:6wlb jewelz remains in office with no response from the4ju after one year whatsoever. the answer of course is that it's not equal treatment.e÷ it's not official misconduct if you're a part of the mayor's gang,&e sx but it is official misconduct if it's a political mayor's benefit.fkd% ms. gomez's actions were clearly violations of the law.;jw/ jewel gomez's actions took place joule gomez was acting as chair of the meetingó. jewel gomez's actions were excused as private philanthropyz getting its money's worth. despite the formal transmission byf7/m the fair -- to the mayory
>> hello. hello. my name is eartha mcguire. first of all, just listening to this testimony, the mayor's representative is trying to prove how -- violate the official duties. i find it hard to believe. and so we -- i volunteer for many organizations who do all this compassionate work. and ross is the jewel in the crown. i found it very easy to believe the woman who said that ross would appear in his pajamas and
overcoat when there was trouble. that, time and time again, how ross always tried to assist a person who was in any kind of trouble. so i think ross is the jewel in the crowna é,ñ of san francisco. and we should reinstate the jewel. you. next0#v%w speaker. sellig. i hope the board of supervisors3 do not slip down the slippery slope9szç of corporate fascism.
mirkarimi. >> my name is maurice james, i'm executive8)2[x director and four of -- west which is a community san francisco. throughout the years, ross was a supervisor, he worked veryúó#ú diligently with my population, people. looked at them, followed the newspaper, elephant gun to kill an ant. i think that it's too much. i think what he and his family have suffered is enough. irresponsible of you to take his job from him. hope that you reinstate ross to his job. thank you. >> supervisor chiu: thank you. next speaker. goo>> good afternoon. i am in district 6. my wonderful supervisor kim,
she's the supervisor of my district. i've known ross for like 20 years, 15, 20 years, ross, i guess. and my feelings about the whole thing is supervisor, you have to realize -- well maybe i did vote sheriff and i think if anything should happen to the man it should come back to me to decide. don't do their dirty work for them. don't do it. don't fall for the dirty tricks they're going on to make you all look bad, especially the ones that's up for reelection, and maybe of course you can't run anymore, sir. so of course the ones that's up for reelection, you have to realize how did all these agencies get these billboards up, who's funneling money where, if we want to look at the whole thing. but i'm not against -- the domestic violence thing, it's very good. but something is going on in the
city, and we do need a outsider in the sheriff's office, a outsider, because they're waiting -- the other officers, the sheriff officers, i'm quite sure are waiting in line, wondering oh, good we get somebody in there that's part of us.ici and ross is an outsider even though he was on the board of supervisors and d.a.'s office but i think he would keep the progressive stance -- (no audio h
>> while -- brown was in office, as he did,xes5ñ mayor gavin newm in office, he unfortunately had a problem with>ñss substance ab. and not only that, he committedp fraud by authorizing the assignment of catastrophic il34#÷áñ for his mistress. i have never known ross also, we have certain employees, there's a fire chief who beat child support. now, i have never known ross, in the twéw that he has been a father and husband, to ever beuh negligent of his duties as a husband, a provider, and a loving father. so please take? account. if you're going to take him as an example, then do the same wi-)xferybody else. thank you. >> president chiu: thank youcé1. next speaker. hw.,mz patrick.on, supervisors.
i trust that you got my letter that i sent#ç$1v you yesterday. the ethics commission did not find thatiyvñ mr. mirkarimi committed any misconduct while he was actually%#ap sheriff. the legal analysis that iiú4ú forwarded to you indicates one may fairly question whether the relationship test4q;z ms. keyser went into, adequately apprised is prohibited under san francisco's][e&- official misconduct law. at least if the official has limited experience playing the six degrees of kevin bacon does the mayor say any and all misconduct will result in someone being put on probation, even purely personal conduct
totally unrelated to the performance of any of the official's actual duties? if so are ethics commissioners studley and han saying anything different from what commissioner rene said. is their new relationship requirements so diluted that it amounts to no requirements at all, exactly what mr. rene suggested. and if that is correct, does it not follow that all four commissioners are interpreting san francisco's official misconduct statute in a way that leaves it completely unconstitutionally vague. by making up rules of misconduct proceedings against ross as they went along, the ethics commission appears to have vield the city charter themselves by chersing an authority not;%.f-3 granted by the charter. they do not have my authority to take away my vote.
reinstate -state wúw wj4(p&c"p% >> president chiu: thank you very much. next speaker. >> thank you. my name is author murillo. good afternoon, mr. president and honorable members of the board of supervisors. what i would like to do is offer a lens through which to view this situation. you've heard from many citizens that there's been unequal why is that? is this political? perhaps )]'s another reason. as someone who studied they have on people of color, and how they'ref9s0w viewed, it that there's a relationship betweentjfxx stereotypes, preju, and discrimination. stereotypes is the firste;fáw s. so we have a gentleman here that is being perceived asvhfvg very violent, when in fact he is not.
but yet the4#3( stereotype pers. he's also male. we have a fire chief yet she's a woman and she was not a person of color, so we view3"q+ her behavior differen. if we go forward with that, then dás6! we go with having these opinions differently about the people whichz-mfwe've seen here, opinions differe towards wife. we go forward to discrimination now, which is what we're -- it's discrimination, a act to deprive a citizen+7x-ñ from public servs or benefits. we have an elected official tha the mayor has effectively shownñ discrimination against, and he wants you, as the board, tottrax
follow that, and to remove him from office and deny him theók rights. attorneys -- >> [timer sounding.] >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. again, ladies and gentlemen, i needácq0v to remind everyone ofe board rule in our chamber against statements of opposition or-4-h@ñ applause for speakers. thank you very much. next speaker. >> good afternoon,6ftár"ent chiu and supervisors. my name is rudy. san francisco, a resident, and also i'm a registered voter. there's one thing that's called integrity, to do the right thing, when nobody is watching. i want to demonstrate though, through his actions, that ross mirkarimi, with my own eyes, i seen him come through to neighborhoods, where people would not dare to come at night, when people got killed.
he was there, because he cared. his integrity and his heart was there. now -- to say this is that once upon a time, he sat at the same table that you guys sat at, and now he has made a mistake. and it seems like the city has for got about him. after all the work that he's the community, it seems like there's a lack of understanding when it comes to justice that he has fought for, for many many years, for the people. i don't think nobody should make a decision, not the mayor, nor should be the ethics commission, not even you guys should decide whether he should be sheriff or pnñyz i believe that decision goes to the people. the people are the ones who should always decide who should be in what position. and i understand there's some xq' for this to hapn
your hands. i just hope that we don't havec@ to prolong the decision for ross to become the sheriff that he's supposed to be. and7khu you don't wait until afr election day to make a decision, that it's determined andld said now. and i just want to say in his actions how much he loves san francisco. and i'm sure the$bañ people -- without making no noise, raise your hand and show if you he has([( love that ross has loe and the people --ry.ñ san franc, the city of san francisco -- >> president chiu: thank you very much. thank you verya,ú much. thank you very much.kk8(p&c @g to the crowd. we have this thing called the7vt silent hand wave which we've used in other debates. if folks want to express support
i will suggest that as an approach. thank you. next÷"mv speaker. next speaker. >> good afternoon, president chiu and board of supervisors. my nameyyua is rosario cervants from district 11. i just want to sayv #v this jouy has been long and tried and we have a good hard-working man fighting for his joby.6r as sh. we have interest introops such as domestic violence to womenzqñ who have from the beginning vied to oust him out from this position÷], bruise they were working closely with theúe=6ñ sheriff. we unmank the mayor for his we unmank the mayor for his perjury onñ) elanea never asked to be separated from him. he didn't appreciate the the analogy from8fú÷ñ jeri kaiser we she made ap.0m analogies or refd michael vic. i thought that was inappropriate.
where the city attorney and the mayor's office,= with ross. will. thank you. reinstateé+b ross. >> president chiu: thank you very much. thank you for the silence. next speaiç[dáskg4(p&c"p%>> hi. my dear honorable supervisors, thank you for representing me. i'm going to paraphrase the bible a tiny bit. as jesus said, if you are free of sin, free of being human and making mistakes, then throw the first stone. otherwise reinstate the sheriff because you believe in rehabilitation, compassion, and redemption. i pray none of you are subjected to this type of process. i thought we were forgiving san francisco society. are our morass of our city so inflexible, insensitive, unfair, predatory,ç>/]k judgmental, and unforgiving that we are always guilty? michael vic is still attacked here by a representative of the
mayor even though he paid his debt to society? if a mistake is made, do we0s(t? have we resorted to people who .z a mistake to wear a scarlet do we continue to condemn president nix/tí nixon and mayor newsom. i have faith in you that you will do the right thing. please reinstate the?%soñ sheri. bless you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speakersñ. >> hi. my name is nancy, i'm from the mission. iphone. somebody called ross a jewel. ross is a jewel. i mean he's been in ourgu%á livn san francisco, i know -- i've been here almost 10 years. okay. he's a38"@ç leader. he's a leader in the community. okay. and i think thath9[b÷ the mayors abused his power.
this was not a violent act. i mean where is the proportionn here? where is the proportion? gentlest men i know, and i don't know him that well. but anyway, iyh!yj think we shod reinstate him. supervisors really nicely said our sheriff. well that's what he is. don't take -- i mean we have a that worked for ross to get him in. and i would suggest to you all not toa'l turn that upside down. okay. we're the people, and we deserve, you know,x> president chiu: thank you. >> i'd like to thank the board of supervisors for allowing us to speak today,ujs-n2ñ and giver